Alaska Airlines Sr Network Engineer in Seattle, Washington


Manager, Network & Security Solutions


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 115 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.


Role Summary Come be a part of an energetic, cohesive Network Engineering Team at Alaska Airlines! The Senior Network Engineer works on a team of engineers that help design, deploy, and maintain Alaska's enterprise network. This role requires a minimum of 5 years of dedicated and progressive network engineering experience with the ability to demonstrate expertise in the daily operation of an enterprise-class network, including network management and trouble resolution, configuration development, and deployment.

This role requires the application of interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and grow business relationships. A customer-first focus will be a key to your success and a strong history of achievement working on cross-organizational projects and nurturing both internal and external relationships to resolve issues and develop solutions is critical. Strong process awareness and the ability to help mature an organization through a cycle of continuous improvement is essential.

Scope & Complexity

  • This individual contributor role supports complex network engineering for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties

  • Collaborates with Enterprise Architects to develop solutions to meet business requirements, including developing RFPs, vendor evaluations, industry research, production evaluation, and proofs of concept.

  • Analyzes and translates customer requirements into network design deliverables.

  • Develops detailed network design artifacts, including design analysis, network diagrams, test plans, and low level network configuration documents.

  • Ensures the technical accuracy of all designs within the scope of the existing production network infrastructure.

  • Installs and configures enterprise network devices, including routers, switches, wireless access points, and WAN optimizers.

  • Installs and configures enterprise security devices, including firewalls and remote access solutions.

  • Deploys and maintains IPSEC VPNs.

  • Analyzes and maintains performance data to ensure optimal network utilization.

  • Maintains full life cycle processes for network equipment, including OS patching and upgrades.

  • Monitors, troubleshoots, and resolves issues and escalates to the appropriate technical resources.

  • Works directly with customers to resolve incidents.

  • Monitors and manages all network devices, responding to alerts and analyzing log output for regular network sustainment.

  • Contributes to the continuous process improvement life cycle that drives operational excellence.

  • Stays abreast of trends and changing IT networking technologies.

  • Participates in after-hours work as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of hands on experience managing Cisco IOS.

  • A minimum of 2 years of hands on experience manage Cisco NX-OS.

  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience managing Fortinet and/or Cisco firewalls.

  • A minimum of 5 years of supporting a large enterprise environment required (multi-building campus, MAN/WAN, >5000 users).

  • Comfortable working within a highly critical data center environment with absolute adherence to change control process.

  • Thorough understanding of IP protocols at all layers of the OSI and IP stack.

  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of major routing protocols including EIGRP, BGP, and OSPF.

  • Working knowledge of layer 2 switching technologies, VLAN, spanning tree protocol, and Cisco switching best practices and procedures.

  • Ability to interpret data captures and debug at packet level.

  • Knowledge of QoS, DSCP, and traffic engineering for VoIP.

  • Strong troubleshooting methodology.

  • Ability to develop work breakdown structures for project planning.

  • Effective communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening).

  • Detailed oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task and work independently with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in computer science or a related discipline.

  • Azure and/or AWS cloud skills and experience.

  • Cisco ACI skills and experience.

  • Network automation skills and experience.

  • Familiarity with ITIL process and procedures.

  • Professional networking certifications (e.g., CCNP or CCIE).

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington


For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Our values reflect who we are at work and in our communities: Own Safety, Do the Right Thing, Be Kind-Hearted, Deliver Performance, and Be Remarkable. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

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Job ID: 32317

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular